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Water to Wine to Waterford®
The contestant poems were submitted by the producers and many were published individually in literary journals including Rattapallax, Paris/Atlantic, Rattle and The Lyric.
Headwaters Press, NY is publisher of the award-winning collection from Carnegie, which includes essays, poetry from the features and from The Carnegie 22, with photographs by Elena Kondracki, Ann Sgarlata and Margo Berdeshevsky. The 48-page book has been released in two editions, a hand-sewn edition on fine paper, bound in a Florentine print ($22), and in a printed, saddle-stapled edition ($9). Write to Water to Wine to Waterford®, Box 1141, Cathedral Station, New York 10025.
Finalist and semifinalist winners were announced and sponsors acknowledged in a half-page ad which appeared in the September/October 2000 issue of Poets & Writers. Throughout the Summer, individual poets were booked by the producers as individual features in various venues in the metropolitan area.
Bookings were arranged for New York and New Jersey area winners to appear -- up to a dozen at a time -- in various other venues in Manhattan and upstate, including Baggot Inn, Cloister Café, Gotham Book Mart & Gallery, Cornelia Street Café, etc., sometimes together with the LyR Carnegie musicians and with speaker/editor George Dickerson. Most were sponsored by Poets & Writers with a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.
The photos which appear here were taken on October 25, 2000 during the reading at Gotham, New York's oldest and most prestigious independent book store. Bertha Rogers (Beowulf), Michael T. Young (Transcriptions of Daylight) and George Dickerson (Selected Poems) who also participated are pictured, along with Maureen Holm, Nicholas Johnson, Reese Thompson, Susan Scutti, Diana Manister, Mark Nickels, Rob Wright, Stella Padnos, Jay Chollick, and Evan Eisman.
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